Saturday Caturday

Since I let Radar roam the yard the other day, he’s been relentless in wanting to go outside. At this very moment, he’s at the side door, crying to be let out. Because the yard is fenced in, I have to pick him up & carry him to the back yard. If I have things to do out there, like pick tomatoes or do some other kind of yard work, it’s OK but I don’t really like it when he’s out there on his own. This neighborhood is sick with rabbits (there’s rabbit shit everywhere) & if the rabbits can get through the spaces between the fences, you know a determined kitty can figure out how to do it. I would absolutely hate to lose Radar. He’s such a friendly lovable cat, some other family would invite him into their home in a heartbeat.

Here he is, crying.

After about fifteen minutes of this, I yelled, “SHUT THE FUCK UP!” & he did. But now he’s biting my laptop & circling my work area & being a general pain in the ass.

& now this:

Purring as loudly he can, of course!

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Saturday Caturday

I’ve been taking both cats out to the screened-in patio with me when I go out there to sit & read these late summer days. Today I took Radar out into the yard when I went to pick tomatoes.

He sniffed at the grass & touched it with his paw & then he retreated into the line of juniper bushes that surround the patio.

He liked being in there. It’s his forest.

Stalking …. something.

He protested mightily when I took him back into the house but I assured him that we would be going outside into the yard again very soon.

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Tummyrub Tuesday

My new couch came today! Before it arrived, I had to move Radar off the ottoman, which I had in the front window. I had to move the ottoman because that’s where the new couch was going to go. This is Radar’s favorite place to nap in the morning, since the windows face east & it gets all the morning sun. Of course, he had to roll around & be all cute with me!

His fur was sooooo warm from being in the sun!

But that’s the last time he’ll be able to lie there! Because this is the new couch … with Radar checking it out! He was NOT happy with this latest addition to the house!

Oh well, he’ll get used to it! It’s not like there’s not plenty of other cozy warm places to nap in this house!

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Saturday Caturday

It’s Labor Day weekend & soon it’ll be too cold for the cats to be enjoying the open windows. But until that day when the windows are closed against the winter cold, they’ll be in the window of their choice. Here’s Radar in his favorite kitchen window:

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Saturday Caturday

I love how the cats can always find a comfy spot. Here’s Radar in between the two pillows on James’ bed. He definitely looks comfortable!

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Saturday Caturday … a day late

I was out of town yesterday & away from my laptop, so I was unable to blog about Radar & Bobby. This morning, I was busy catching up on emails & blog posts that I missed yesterday, so I’m just getting to blogging about about my sweeties right now.

I don’t know where Bobby is hiding but Radar is curled up on his favorite box of the moment. As you can see, I still have quite a bit of unpacking to do! More like finding places for everything! But I’m in no hurry. I agree with the cats – it’s always a good time for a nap!

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Saturday Caturday

It’s a cool but sunny day here in Buffalo. Some people might complain that it’s not hot enough for summer, but I love this weather! The cats are happy with the sunshine, too. Radar was radiant in this morning’s sunglow.

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Saturday Caturday

The other day I went grocery shopping & I saw a cute cat toy so of course I bought it.

I really love the shiny purple fins!

Radar loves it too!

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Unfortunately, I threw away the packaging for the cat toy. All I can tell you is that the label on the toy is written in French & it says that the toy was made in China.

Tuesday Tummyrub

I know it’s very late in the day but I’ve been unpacking & putting things away all day. Right now it’s thundering & lightning & raining & the cats are both hiding but earlier they were both hanging out & being really happy in the new house. Radar was rolling around on the carpet in the family room, which is going to be my new study.

photograph © polly macdavid 2021